• Foundation Apprenticeship - Engineering

  • LOCAL AUTHORITY

    East Ayrshire

    Open to pupils across Ayrshire

  • LOCATION/DAY/TIME

    Kilmarnock Campus Tuesday/Thursday 2pm – 5pm

  • Start Date

    From 12 Jun 2017

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR

The Foundation Apprenticeship (FA) in Engineering aims to give pupils the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to enter into a career in Engineering and the Advanced Manufacturing sector and other Engineering related industries. The programme is designed to provide participants with theory, practice and related work experience. The FA in Engineering is aimed at pupils in S5 and S6 and will take 2 years to complete. It also contributes directly to achievement of the Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering by attainment of the core units of the MA qualification..

WHAT IS THE COURSE ABOUT

Year 1 : In S5 pupils will attend College on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and are expected to work towards their identified Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) level 2 units (SCQF level 5) and also a proportion of the core or restricted core units from an Engineering related National Certificate (NC) at SCQF level 6. Other activities in S5 will include introducing pupils to the employer context in which engineering roles exist and how engineering skills are utilised in the workplace; this will involve industrial visits to employers and talks from industry professionals.

Year 2 In S6 pupils will attend college on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Pupils will complete any outstanding Performing Engineering Operations (PEO) units (SCQF Level 5) 5 units including 3 mandatory, and the remainder of any core / restricted core and optional units for the chosen National Certificate programme. The majority of work-related experience will be gained in S6 through a work placement and/or an industry challenge. The work-based competence units will be delivered and assessed in the workplace.

This course provides a basic requirement for a Modern Apprenticeship. Students will learn vocational skills in Engineering.Units include:

 

  • Producing Components Using Hand Fitting Techniques
  • Producing Mechanical Engineering Drawings Using a CAD System
  • Wiring and Testing Electrical Equipment and Circuits
  • Mechanical Engineering Principles
  • Engineering Materials
  • CAD for Engineers
  • Health and Safety: Engineering>

WHAT DO I NEED

Candidates should have, or be working towards, National 5 Mathematics at the start of S5. A Physics qualification would be useful also. Candidates will be interviewed on an individual basis and need to demonstrate a desire to learn new skills and a commitment to consistent and full attendance.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED

Assessments are a mixture of practical, which focus on the attainment of new skills as and when you acquire them, and theoretical. Assessment is on an ongoing basis.

NEXT STEPS

At the end of the 2 years you will complete a combination of Performing Engineering Operations units and an NC Engineering incorporating work placement, achieving a Foundation Apprenticeship in Engineering. You could progress to an HNC in Engineering or into employment or a Modern Apprenticeship.

Start Date

12 Jun 2017

Campus

Kilmarnock

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